7 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

7 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Madurai
— 2 nights
2
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night

2
nights
Madurai

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

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Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect Madurai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Food Tours
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

3
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marudamalai Temple and Masaniamman Temple. Kids will enjoy Brookefields Mall and ISKCON Coimbatore. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitti Vinayagar Temple, see the interesting displays at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, and take a spin around town with Triumph Expeditions.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore travel route planning app.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Chitti Vinayagar Temple
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Masaniamman Temple
Masaniamman Temple
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Spas

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, get the lay of the land with Amble with Anne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then stop by Moddy's Chocolates, and finally examine the collection at M&N Chocolate Museum.

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Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Tours · Nature · Parks
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Elk Hill Murugan Temple ©
Elk Hill Murugan Temple
M&N Chocolate Museum ©
M&N Chocolate Museum

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